Equality of opportunity and good relations policies
Apex Housing Association has an obligation under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act to ensure that equality and good relations are central to policy making, policy implementation and review, as well as service delivery.
We also have employer and/or service provider responsibilities not to discriminate, to promote equality and good practice, and have Section 75 and disability duties.
Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 requires us to comply with two statutory duties:
Section 75 (1)
In carrying out our functions relating to Northern Ireland we are required to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between
- persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation
- men and women generally
- persons with a disability and persons without
- persons with dependants and persons without.
Section 75 (2)
In addition, without prejudice to the obligations above, in carrying out our functions in relation to Northern Ireland we are required to have regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.